Greetings, fellow journalists! Reporting on politicians is hard. There are so many standards floating around out there: single standards, double standards. And researchers say they are close to making a breakthrough on triple standards. So how do we brave reporters know how to report on something a politician does? We don't have absolute moral principles to guide us, after all.
But have no fear! We carefully studied the best reporting of the last four years and came up with these simple guidelines for how to report on a scandal or development for any Democrat or Republican politician: